Star Anise Tea (Chinese)

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Brand:Badia
Style:Herbal Tea
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Region:?????
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Star Anise Tea (Chinese)

This tea's info last updated: Dec. 18, 2013

Commercial Description

The infusion obtained by immersing ground anise seed with boiling water has a very licorice like flavor. This spice, obtained from a member tree of the magnolia family, has a characteristic pungent flavor, lingering and numbing, leaving the palate stimulated and fresh. A cardamom seed, some cloves or even a dash of ginger added to a cup of this tea can transform it into the grand finale of a superb dinner.

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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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Having lived in Miami for a few years, I'm quite familiar with and mostly a big fan of this brand of spices. They do justice to their spice line with this tea. I've only tried a few anise teas, but theirs is the richest, by far. Every time I go, I bring some back; fortunately it's available commonly in the local chain stores there such as Publix or Winn-Dixie.

If you don't like anise or licorice, avoid this tea; it's dutifully strong and not at all subtle or diluted or pretending to be something else. Although I sweeten all my tea, I put only half the usual into this one. They consistently seem to bring in good batches of star anise from wherever it's imported, and it shows in the body and potency of a long-brewed cup. Well done, Badia.
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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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Aroma spicey, astonishingly complex for only having one ingredient...the aroma reminds me of many Chinese stores as this spice is commonly used in Chinese food and has a way of permeating things (in a pleasant way). Like western anise (licorice-like) but with a woody quality absent from that spice, and more of a fresh, light quality as well, almost suggesting of coriander. Also has a bread-like or cookie-like quality. Very full-bodied.

Flavor is sweet with a hint of sourness. This tea drinks like a dessert...smooth, sweet, rich, and pleasing. I think adding a few other spices to this drink might be fun, but it stands on its own quite well too.

Very inexpensive...I continue to be highly impressed with both the value and overall quality Badia's herbal offerings.
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